Course Brief

OUTCOME: On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to apply methods to improve supplier performance, recognising the need for a structured approach when dealing with performance and relationship issues. This unit concentrates on approaches to contract and supplier relationship management involving stakeholders in these processes. Personnel involved in creating contracts and relationships with external organisations need to ensure outcomes that achieve organisational requirements including costs, quality, risk management and timing.

  • This course is offered in 50 hours

Upon successful completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of relationships in supply chains
  • Understand the legal aspects relating to the performance of contracts
  • Understand the main approaches to achieve the management of contracts
  • Understand the main techniques for the management of contracts and suppliers

This unit is examination based and comprises of four exam questions each worth 25 marks, each testing a different learning outcome.

  • Diploma in Procurement and Supply

    Gain an industry-driven, internationally-recognised Procurement and Supply qualification!

    For those with aspirations of advancing to middle management in a procurement role, this qualification is for you!. The Diploma in Procurement and Supply focusses on organisational procedures and processes including negotiation, planning, risk management and data analysis; equipping you to take on supervisory-level responsibilities within the procurement function.

    Building on the knowledge of the Advanced Certificate qualification, the Diploma programme consists of five compulsory units. One of these, Contexts of Procurement and Supply is an integrative unit which is designed to draw together the knowledge and understanding achieved in the other four units and to demonstrate how these units combine and integrate in a working environment.


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